The Real Deal with Camille

True Stories of Life as an Entrepreneur

53. Celebrating the Small Stuff | The Real Deal with Camille Podcast

It finally happened. Someone I didn't know found my website and watched my free class. What!? I'm really not sure what it is, but the first time a person who is not a friend or family member organically finds and genuinely interacts with your business, it's a big fucking deal. I don't know why it's ... Read more

52. What If Everything Works Out? | Devin Grindrod | The Real Deal with Camille Podcast

Devin Grindrod is a strong advocate for empowerment and whole-person healing. She received her B.A. in Psychology and is currently working as an evidential psychic medium and Usui Reiki Master Teacher. Her mission is to help people overcome their limiting beliefs and learn to trust in the power of their own inner knowing. Sometimes we ... Read more

51. Staying Humble | The Real Deal with Camille Podcast

Getting feedback from one person can be hard. Getting rapid-fire feedback from a group can be brutal. I'm part of a mastermind group that meets weekly. They are masters of incredibly honest, rapid-fire feedback. In this episode I talk about my mindset when receiving all this criticism about the projects on which I've been working ... Read more

50. Doing Whatever It Takes | Anindita Guha Maulik Rungta | The Real Deal with Camille Podcast

My guest today is Anindita Guha Maulik Rungta. She is India’s first certified Functional Medicine Health Coach from the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy (FMCA). She is also an AFMC Certified practitioner from the School of Applied Functional Medicine. She changes lives by teaching women with chronic conditions how to create long term health and reverse ... Read more

48. When Their Ceiling is Your Floor | Sarah Piedrahita | The Real Deal with Camille Podcast

My guest today is Sarah Piedrahita. When asked to talk about herself she writes, I am The Reinvention Strategist and I work with all sorts of people to make sense out of the nonsense in life and business. I serve people who have been blindsided by life and need help on next steps to those ... Read more

46. Life Without a Network is Nothing | Frank Agin | The Real Deal with Camille Podcast

Frank Agin ( is president of AmSpirit Business Connections, which empowers entrepreneurs, sales representatives and professionals to become successful through networking. He also hosts the Networking Rx podcast, which has insights and interviews related to better business relationships. Finally, Frank is the author of several books, including Foundational Networking (   Frank could see his ... Read more

47. An Outsiders Perspective | The Real Deal with Camille Podcast

Blind spots can kick your ass. This episode is all about the value of getting a second opinion from an unbiased third party. Wait, is it still called a third party if there are only two of you? Second party? That sounds weird. Whatever. Just listen. Camille Diaz is a connector, author, coach, speaker, podcaster, ... Read more

How The Real Deal with Camille Got Started

Somewhere in the middle of 2021 my husband popped into my office and gave me a wake-up call. He said he didn’t know what was going on with me, but I had better figure it out because it was clear I wasn’t happy and that was making our whole family miserable.

Message received! I did some soul searching, talked with my head coach, and decided to revive my coaching business.

I had been coaching in some form or the other since about 2015, but since 2017 my primary focus had been on my financial services business, Serenity Financial. While I was very talented in that field and my team was kicking butt, I just didn’t love doing it the way I love coaching.

To help relaunch my coaching business I hired a branding coach, Iris Culp with IC Growth. During one of our sessions she briefly told me to start recording my story of rebuilding the coaching business. She said she didn’t know what we’d do with the recording but just start doing it.

When I hire a coach I typically do what they say, so I started recording. I finished working with Iris, launched The Optimized Zone, and kept on recording my journey. (Iris completely forgot she even said anything, but you can hear more about that when her episode comes out.)

In the meantime I carried on with my current podcast, MoneyHeart. After recording over 100 episodes, I realized that while that show was well aligned with my financial services brand, it was not well aligned with my business coaching brand.

I knew I needed to end MoneyHeart but I had no idea what to do next… I know. I’m a little slow sometimes. Finally it hit me. Use all those recordings I’d been making over the past year and add in some guest episodes to create a new show. Duh! I only had about 60 solo recordings done at the time, lol.

Knowing MoneyHeart was ending I started asking the remaining guests if they would stay on for a few minutes extra and record something for my new show. They always said yes. And just like that, The Real Deal with Camille started to come together.

The Real Deal with Camille is about true stories of life as an entrepreneur. So many people claim that business life and personal life must stay separate. The reality is that when you’re an entrepreneur you are your business. What happens in your life affects how you show up at work whether you want it to or not.

In this show you’re getting the real me. My true story. The ups, the downs, the personal stuff, the business stuff, and all the messy in between. It’s never as easy as it looks from the outside but for me it’s always worth it.

I’ve been exceptionally fortunate that my guests have trusted me to share their stories as well. It’s my hope that by sharing our stories we can lift other entrepreneurs and inspire them to keep going. There is no overnight success, but there is plenty of success to be had.

I hope you’ll join us by listening to and sharing these true stories of life as an entrepreneur.



Enjoy the journey.